Masala Jack’s – Indian Curryhouse


7981 Old Redwood Hwy / Cotati / 795-2251

Daily: Mon-Sun  11:30am – 2:30pm   L
Mon-Thu, Sun     4:30pm – 9pm   D
Fri-Sat   5pm – 9pm   D
Specialty:  “Jack’s Lunch Specials”
Lot parking / kid friendly / BYOB

*** 1/12/ & 1/17/12   $$

Friendly service and killer lunch specials elevate this place to a find in the neighborhood for Cotatians and passers-through on Old Redwood Highway.  With 18 curries (9 are vegan) and practically all dishes gluten free and 5 varities of Naan there is something for everyone looking for authentic Indian food at reasonable prices.

Our first visit was for dinner. For starters: Onion Kulcha ($1.99****) a fried bread stuffed with onions, cilantro and spices was hot and delicious. Next, Samosa Chole ($3.99***) seasoned potatoes and peas wrapped in light pastry and served with garbanzo beans. Good. Mains: Lamb Tikka Masala ($9.99***) boneless lamb marinated in a blend of special herbs and cooked in Jack’s special creamy sauce. Meat was very tender and the dish was flavorful. Next, Jagiri Khazana ($13.99****) from the tandoor oven, a medley of kababs of chicken, fish and prawns; garnished with vegetable and served on a sizzling platter. Excellent dish to share. Don’t forget to add Raita ($1.99***) condiment made with yogurt, used to cool down the heat and Mango Chutney ($1.50***) to enhance your meal. Oh, if you like Vindaloo they’ve got 4 varities: (chicken, lamb, shrimp and veggie). Warning: 3 peppers hot!!!

My lunch visit was even more impressive, cost-wise. For $7.99 – $9.99 you may choose from Veggie, Chicken or Lamb Curries and it includes rice, naan bread, raita and Chai tea! What a bargain. A second location is along-side the G & G Market in Petaluma. Definitely worth a visit.

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